Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Five


Day Five (9/18/18): Irish Roads are Mad! After a late start and a long breakfast with Dorothy, Tim and I set out to explore County Cork. Our first stop was at the bayside town of Bantry. The weather was beautiful as we strolled around the bay and the city centre. Blue skies and pleasant temperatures … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Five

Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Three


Day Three (9/16/18): Welcome to Dooblin With the weather being what it was in Iceland, we were more than happy to get up at 4 am to catch our flight to Dublin. We flew with WOW Air again, and although it was just as uncomfortable as the first trip, we only had to endure it … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Three

Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Two


Day Two (9/15/18): Iceland, or, Never Bring an Umbrella to a Wind Fight It was 11 am local time when we landed in Keflavik, Iceland. We disembarked into overcast, 40-degree (Fahrenheit) weather, although I didn’t notice it initially because I was overjoyed by the return of blood flow to my legs. Once inside the terminal, … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Two

Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day One


Friday, September 14, 2018: Marching Bands, Flying Guinea Pigs, and WOW Moments There’s nothing like having a parade to send you off on your journey in style. Okay, so maybe the parade wasn’t exactly on my account. Truthfully, it was the local high school’s homecoming parade. However, they were marching right by my house…so I … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day One

Dexy Goes West, Part Twelve: The Best Part About St. Louis


Sunday, August 28, 2016 Tim and I began our Sunday with brunch at a trendy little café called MoKaBe’s Coffeehouse. We opted for the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet where the food was good, plentiful and provided enough strips of bacon to wallpaper the room (Mmmm…bacon wallpaper…). Despite the crowds, my brother and I managed to snag … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Twelve: The Best Part About St. Louis

Dexy Goes West, Part Eleven: Getting My Kicks on Route, Um, I-40/Meet Bee in St. Louis


Friday, August 26, 2016 In the morning, I had figured that from Heber, I had about 23 hours more driving ahead of me with three days to go. Of course, this daunting schedule didn’t stop me from sleeping in and I didn’t start out until about 11:00. Having no place in particular that I wanted … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Eleven: Getting My Kicks on Route, Um, I-40/Meet Bee in St. Louis

Dexy Goes West, Part Ten: From Dust Devils to D-Backs


Disclaimer: To the friends and family members living in California and Arizona that I wasn't able to see, my apologies! Two weeks just isn't enough time. Thursday, August 25, 2016 It was time to start heading home, and as much as I enjoyed my travels, I felt ready to go back. Not that I was … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Ten: From Dust Devils to D-Backs

Dexy Goes West, Part Nine: Missions, Macaws, Mounts and Muggins


Wednesday, August 24, 2016 After my San Diego experience of the past two days, I opted to keep my explorations closer to home this time. I spent the afternoon in downtown Riverside. I began by visiting the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. For free admission, I perused the natural history, Native American and local history exhibits. One … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Nine: Missions, Macaws, Mounts and Muggins

Dexy Goes West, Part Eight: San Diego Redux, Heathen Friends, 11th and Imperial, and Shawarma!


Tuesday, August 23, 2016 I dozed off for a couple of hours and woke up when I heard Kari getting ready for work. Sheepishly, I slunk out of my room and recounted the events of my previous evening. Our original plan for the day had been for Kari to leave work early, then the two … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Eight: San Diego Redux, Heathen Friends, 11th and Imperial, and Shawarma!

Dexy Goes West, Part Seven: Adventures (and Misadventures) in San Diego


Monday, August 22, 2016 God has a sense of humor. On the previous night, I had complained to Kari that, although my road trip had been restful and fairly entertaining to that point, there was certain lack of… adventure to it. I wanted something to happen that was really worth writing about. In other words, … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Seven: Adventures (and Misadventures) in San Diego